37 - 100


Titus Flavius Josephus (; Greek: Φλάβιος Ἰώσηπος; 37 – c. 100), born Yosef ben Matityahu (Hebrew: יוסף בן מתתיהו, Yosef ben Matityahu; Greek: Ἰώσηπος Ματθίου παῖς), was a first-century Romano-Jewish historian who was born in Jerusalem—then part of Roman Judea—to a father of priestly descent and a mother who claimed royal ancestry. He initially fought against the Romans during the First Jewish–Roman War as head of Jewish forces in Galilee, until surrendering in 67 CE to Roman forces led by Vespasian after the six-week siege of Jotapata. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Josephus has received more than 2,011,669 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 8th most popular historian.

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Among historians, Josephus ranks 8 out of 292Before him are Ibn Khaldun, Thucydides, Tacitus, Livy, Xenophon, and Sima Qian. After him are Polybius, Suetonius, Alexis de Tocqueville, Diodorus Siculus, Thomas Kuhn, and Manetho.

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Among people born in 37, Josephus ranks 2Before him is Nero.  Among people deceased in 100, Josephus ranks 7Before him are Mary, mother of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, Saint Joseph, John the Apostle, Bartholomew the Apostle, and Saint Anne. After him are Salome, Elizabeth, Zechariah, John the Evangelist, Longinus, and Caiaphas.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Josephus ranks 25 out of 294Before him are Thomas the Apostle (1), Isaiah (-800), Saint Anne (-100), Philip the Apostle (5), Saint Stephen (1), and Simon the Zealot (1). After him are Ariel Sharon (1928), Jude the Apostle (15), Salome (14), Samson (-1118), Yitzhak Rabin (1922), and Ezekiel (-621).

Among HISTORIANS In Israel

Among historians born in Israel, Josephus ranks 1After him are Procopius (500), William of Tyre (1130), Yuval Noah Harari (1976), and Benny Morris (1948).

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